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Poster: Samizdat Date: Aug 13, 2008 11:55pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Apple has killed audio quality, says Neil Young

Even if you could get the Apple output to pass muster in a spectral analysis, who the hell would want to play FLAC in anything less than a Bose (or better) system?

Would you build a Ferrari around a Pinto engine?

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Poster: glenn Date: Aug 16, 2008 2:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Apple has killed audio quality, says Neil Young

I have a 12 dollar speaker setup on one of my computers, which is perfectly capable of playing flac and shn at a high enough quality to be noticeably better than "good quality" VBR mp3s.

Why would anyone listen on a Bose system when they could be listening to live music?

People like mp3s because they fit the bandwidth they have available. You gotta listen to something while you spend 2 weeks downloading last night's Umphrey's McGee show at 28k/s.

But we have to make it known that we want the quality, or we'll get another "laserdisc vs dvd" situation. DVD is utter crap compared to Laserdisc, and Laserdisc actually became a viable product for a while. Now where is it?